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Australia’s Bolwell Plans Lightweight Supercar

Australia’s Bolwell Corp. is developing a new supercar to unveil at the Motorclassica classic car in Melbourne this autumn.

Economics

Desay to Open Autonomous-Vehicle Test Center in Singapore

China’s Desay SV Automotive Ltd. is opening a research and development center in Singapore that will focus on Level 4/5 autonomous vehicle, connectivity and cybersecurity systems.

Hybrid

Caterpillar Invests in Fisker

Caterpillar Inc.’s venture capital subsidiary has made an unspecified investment in California-based electric vehicle startup Fisker Inc.

Regulations

Supplier Study and 2025

"We remain committed to the ethos of our founder, Sir Harry Ricardo, who in 1915 set out on a mission to ‘maximize efficiency and eliminate waste.’”

Business

Dana to Buy Swiss Driveline Business

Dana Inc. has agreed to buy the Drive Systems segment of Switzerland’s Oerlikon Group for 600 million francs ($600 million).

Business

Honeywell to Rebrand Turbo Unit as Garrett

Honeywell International Inc. will rename its turbocharger business as Garrett when it spins off the unit later this year.

Mobility

Harley to Develop Electric Motorcycles with Alta Motors

Harley-Davidson Inc. has made an unspecified investment in Brisbane, Calif.-based Alta Motors to help it further develop and launch an all-electric motorcycle in 2019. 

Infrastructure

Australian Mining Company Expands Autonomous Truck Fleet

Mining and metals giant Rio Tinto Group plans to retrofit 60 trucks with autonomous driving technology to grow its self-driving fleet in western Australia to 140 vehicles by the end of 2019.

Propulsion

PSA Launches Transmission Venture in India

PSA Group has partnered with India powertrain supplier Avtec Ltd. to build transmissions at rates as great as 200,000 per year.

Business

Denso Invests in Lidar Developer

Denso Corp. has made an unspecified investment in Trilumina Corp., an Albuquerque, N.M.-based company that specializes in solid-state lidar (light detection and ranging) and other laser-based technologies.

Business

Mustang Passes “Go” In New Monopoly Game

The Ford Mustang muscle car will be one of the six playing pieces in the 2016 edition of Hasbro’s Monopoly Empire, a spinoff of the classic Monopoly board game.

Diesel

Motiv Engines Unveils Updated Split-Cycle Engine

Motiv Engines LLC says the latest version of its so-called Clarke-Brayton cycle engine is twice as efficient as a gasoline powerplant and has 20% greater efficiency than a modern diesel.

U.S. Army Pursues One-Fuel Strategy for Piston Engines

One long-standing objective of the U.S.

Diesel

Owners Less Satisfied with Heavy-Truck Engines

The technology required to meet U.S. diesel emission standards is causing more engine problems and less owner satisfaction among Class 8 truck owners, according to J.D.

Sales

IT for the Aftermarket

 Information technology (IT) can have a big impact on the important area of aftermarket parts.

Propulsion

Powertrain Machining Approaches—Then & Now

Although production volumes are going up, the need for flexibility in powertrain machin-ing has grown more important. Here’s a look at how things have changed.

Batteries

CATERPILLAR REINVENTS THE LEAD-ACID BATTERY

Lead-acid batteries haven’t changed much since 1859.

Production

Building the Odyssey: Honda's Biggest Vehicle

One of Honda's philosophies is to build vehicles where they sell them and to provide vehicles that meet market demands. So now the company is bringing out an all-new minivan that's larger in every way than its previous model. And it built a new factory in Canada to produce the Odyssey. Here's a look inside.